News Release

Hospital Disaster Preparedness Conference Focuses on Community Planning, Teamwork
More than 900 Hospital Officials, Community Leaders Gather in Sacramento for 2-Day Meeting

SACRAMENTO (September 23, 2013) – In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing one fact became exceedingly clear – responding to a disaster requires teamwork, open communication and thorough planning. This understanding also carries over to lessons learned from the recent Asiana plane crash in San Francisco and the fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond. Recognizing the importance of learning from past disasters and from one another, California’s health care leaders have gathered in Sacramento to discuss emergency preparedness.